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Understanding Research Impact: Grants & Awards

River Campus Contacts

Cindy Gary 
Assistant Dean for Grants and Contracts (Engineering and Sciences)
(585) 273-5173

Debra Haring
Assistant Dean for Grants and Contracts (Humanities and Social Sciences)
(585) 273-2289



Get in touch with your Outreach Librarian for help completing your ORCID profile. They can show you shortcuts for adding your funding and works and help you understand how an ORCID can help you with funding applications, manuscript submission, and more!

ORCID and Funders

  • ORCID and NIH: "eRA Commons is establishing a real-time link with ORCID, which allows users to associate ORCID with their eRA account. We encourage investigators who have not done so already to go ahead and create an ORCID profile... Those who participate should expect to see additional functionality over time, such as assistance completing NIH applications and reporting requirements as well as allowing public data on NIH grant awards to populate ORCID."
  • ORCID and SciENcv (NIH & NSF): "SciENcv users will soon be able to create SciENcv profiles using the data stored in their ORCID records. By linking an ORCID account to an NCBI account, users will be able to create SciENcv profiles using the personal statement, education, employment, publications and research awards information stored in ORCID records."

Describing Your Impact

Use impact metrics and analysis tools like InCites and Dimensions to contextualize your impact as a scholar.

Describe how your work is unique and/or interdisciplinary

"My work  spans biochemistry, biophysics and oncology - 34% of my articles are in the subject area of Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics, 29% Oncology and Carcinogenesis and 16% in Public Health and Health Services (source: Dimensions Fields of Research (FOR) codes, 1/8/2018)"


Describe your level of collaboration

“40% of my publications involve international co-authors, 15% involve co-authors working in government health agencies (source: Web of Science, 1/8/2017)"


Describe your engagement with your field

“37% of my publications exceed world-average citation counts within the field of Physics; of those publications 60% more than doubled the world-average citation rate for the field (source: Web of Science, 1/8/2017)"

Broader Impacts

Examples of Broader Impacts

  • New technologies
  • Economic competitiveness
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Security
  • Fostering talent
  • Improving equity and diversity 
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Education
  • Exhibitions and events
  • Policy and legislation
  • Citizen science
  • Infrastructure
  • Enriching research in other fields

Data & Research Impact Librarian

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